The Henri-Robert Society: European Law Essay

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The Henri-Robert Society: European Law Essay Competition Guidelines
The Henri-Robert Society has returned for its 3rd year of the European Law Essay Competition. Due
to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our 2020 competition, but (thankfully!) 2021 entries are
now open!
Application Eligibility: Entries are open to high school students studying in any European country,
including Russia. Entrants from previous years were between the age of 15-18 in upper high school or
secondary school equivalent. We do not accept entries from students under the age of 15. No
previous knowledge of law is required or assumed.
Applications Open: Wednesday 10 November 2021
Applications Close: Wednesday 9 February 2022

The Essay Questions

1. What are the limitations of the European Court of Human Rights in protecting the rights of
individuals?
OR
2. Why is European Union (EU) law important for its membership?
Entry Requirements

All entries must not exceed 500 words +/-10%, including in-text citations (not the reference list). All
entries must be sent as a single Word document file and must:
• be typed.
• written in English.
• be double-spaced.
• written in Arial font 11pt.
• answer only one of the two essay questions.
• be in the APA6 style (in-text citations and a reference list)
• not include any personal details, such as names or email addresses.

Judging and Prizes

In 2019, we received over 200 entries from 27 European countries. Entries will be judged by a panel
of legal experts on research, knowledge, writing style and essay structure.
In the first round of judging, 12 applicants will be shortlisted; all of whom will be notified via email by
1
st March 2022. In the second round of judging, 1 winner and 3 runner ups will be selected by 9
th

March 2022:
First place – £25 cash prize and certificate of achievement
Runner up – £10 Amazon gift voucher and certificate of achievement
How To Enter

All entries must be emailed to thehenrirobertsociety@gmail.com. The email entrants use to send
their entry will be the email they are contacted with if shortlisted.
In your email, you must provide your:
1. Full name
2. Date of birth
3. Postal address

4. Name and URL of school
5. Single Word document containing the entry.

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